Human bio-monitoring studies in the EU have found a growing number of different hazardous chemicals in human blood and body tissue. Photograph: iStock

Chemicals are in almost everything we interact with and the World Health Organisation estimates the global production of chemicals will be four times (...)

Depfa, a former high-flying German public sector finance bank, moved its headquarters to Dublin in 2002. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank posted a net loss of €79.4 million last year ahead of a deal by its owners, a German state bad bank, to sell the business to A(...)

File photograph showing passengers arriveing at a quarantine hotel.

Three travellers staying in mandatory hotel quarantine have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been moved to a ‘Covid wing’ within the Crowne Plaza(...)

Dublin-based Depfa Bank is set to be bought by Austrian lender Bawag from a German State bad bank. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Dublin-based Depfa Bank is set to be bought by Austrian lender Bawag from a German State bad bank for an undisclosed sum and will continue the orderly(...)

Pharmacist Asha Fowells after vaccinating Judy Phillips with her first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in south London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It has been difficult to keep track of the events concerning access to vaccines over the last few days. Just over a week ago, the EU Commission signal(...)

‘UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC will now take place at Puskas Arena in Budapest,’ said a statement. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Liverpool’s Champions League first leg against RB Leipzig will take place in Budapest, Uefa has announced. The tie, on February 16th, has had to be sw(...)

Despite squabbling over EU vaccine supplies it has been a good week on the vaccines front.

Are doubts about the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine’s suitability for older people now resolved? In short, yes. The European Union’s regulato(...)

Shares of videogame retailer GameStop and cinema operator AMC Entertainment Holdings each more than doubled on Wednesday as amateur investors again piled into the stocks

European stocks tumbled on Wednesday as extended coronavirus lockdowns drove the German government to slash its growth forecast for 2021, while talk o(...)

The original Trans-Europe Express service was launched in 1957, and at its peak in the 1970s connected over 130 cities using a network of 45 trains.

The resurrection of a 1960s network of direct rail routes between major European capitals known as the Trans Europe Express is key to achieving carbon(...)

Pro-democracy activist leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak (in red costume) flashes the three-finger salute to encourage the accused in the lese majeste charges at a police station in Bangkok. Photograph: Narong Sangnak

“Long live the queen!” people cried, as Parit Chiwarak, a leader of Thailand’s student-led protests, took the stage in a bouffant wig and pink gown si(...)

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